Netherlands makes net neutrality a law

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On 22 June, the Dutch Parliament passed a law stopping mobile operators from blocking or charging extra for voice calling done via the net. The bill must now pass through the Dutch senate, but its passage is expected to be a formality. The move may prove crucial in Europe’s on-going debate over net neutrality. Net neutrality is controversial around the world, with heated discussions on the subject taking place in the United States, Europe and many other regions. The idea it enshrines is that all internet traffic should be treated equally, regardless of its type – be it video, audio, e-mail, or the text of a web page. Here to read more. (BBC News)

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